Monday, August 11, 2014

happy, happy, happy

This was a huge oops! We weren't supposed to catch any air, but Mia handled it so well! And I feel like I did, too ;)
A little blurry but so good! Alycia and I have a history of getting hilarious photos on the tube together!
Mia would go back and forth between driving the boat with granddad, and sitting on grandma's lap watching us play on the lake!
She's a little washed out, but had to share! Mia looooooved swimming in the lake! I think she prefers deep water over the shallow water than she can walk in. Gotta watch her like a hawk!
We FINALLY went boating for the first time this summer on Saturday! I've been dying to go for a couple months now but we just haven't had the time. As much as I love the mountains and the ocean, being on a boat in a lake is truly my happy place! I'm even happier to say that I think Mia is following in my footsteps!
As soon as we got to the lake, Mia made me walk in deep enough that she couldn't touch anymore and just kicked her legs and flopped around like a little fish, ha ha! Then she did so great when we got on the boat and strapped her life jacket on! I took her for her first ever tubing ride first thing, and she loved it! At one point I asked her if she wanted to be done and she yelled, "Noooooo!" We hit a rough patch and caught some serious air before my dad was able to stop the boat. Mia let out a little cry after the tube settled, and that was it! Such a brave girl!
Mia loved helping drive the boat and watching us play on the lake, until she lost all patience and wanted to be swimming again! We pulled over and swam with her for awhile, and she was in serious heaven! After swimming we fed her a little lunch and she was all settled down to take a nap when our trip was cut short :( While we didn't get to stay out as long as I wanted, we had the BEST time and I can't wait to go boating again (hopefully sooner than later)! I love sharing these experiences that I have always loved with Mia, and watching her fall in love with them as well!

25 comments:

Karina Marie Powell said...

So FUN! Her little watershoes and sunglasses in that first picture are KILLING me! And you and Alycia are the cutest things!

P!nky said...

Looks like so much fun!!!!

hello erin said...

OMG! That looks like so much fun!! I love her face!!

~Dawn~ said...

Being on the water is my happy place, too!! What a gorgeous place..who wouldn't love that location!

tina bumblebee said...

WOW that place is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with it and want to go there immediately haha. Looks like you guys had so much fun. Summer really is the best!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

That is the prettiest lake! The water looked beautiful.

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

That looks like a blast!! :)

Hannah said...

Oh, so fun! She is such a brave little girl! How sweet that she is already loving being on the lake and in the boat just like you do. I'm sure you all will have many more fun boat outings and she will just grow to love it more. It's too funny that she loves the deep water more than the shallow water, Emerson is not a fan of deep water and like to be able to touch the bottom [of the pool or ocean]. And even then, he wasn't a huge fan of either. Maybe we should try taking him to a lake? I'm glad you all had a fun outing :) -those pictures are precious!

Jamie said...

So much fun!!

Sarah said...

So fun, i've always wanted to do that!

Lauren said...

so fun! I don't think we're going to make it to the lake tubing this year...and I probably shouldn't, since I'm 5 months prego! but it's such a great summertime activity! & Mia is definitely a little daredevil...love it!

Brittany said...

I know I sound like a broken record, but Mia is THE CUTEST! She's a lucky girl to have a momma like you that takes her tubing!

Christy said...

So much fun!! We took Grayson to the lake when he was 7 months and he did great on the boat, but was not having ANY part of getting in the lake water. I think the stress of the life jacket and the cold water was all too much for him. Hopefully next year he'll like it more. He loved going to the beach though, and even liked getting in the ocean when it was cold. Maybe b/c we walked in gradually...or b/c he didn't have a life jacket. Not sure!

Allison said...

Aw this looks like so much fun. I love that Mia accidentally got a little air time too. Haha. Beautiful pictures. :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

What a champ!! She's so much braver than I am!!

Amanda said...

Such fun family memories! That lake (and Mia) are absolutely beautiful! Glad she had such a fun time!

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Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

What a brave girl! Looks like you guys had SO MUCH FUN! Love it!

Jessica Dimas said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! I haven't been to the lake in FOREVER, but these pics have me itching to go now!

Elle Sees said...

how fun!! she was such a trooper! loved seeing your pics :)

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

This looks perfect!!

Mandie said...

Looks like so much fun! I wanna come next time! :)

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That looks like so much fun! Glad she handled it well!

Katie said...

Being at the lake is my favorite too. Boating, tubing, swimming all of it.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

oh my gosh, that is so much fun! Loved the pics on IG too! You are brave too for taking Mia, I'd probably be a little scared of it. I haven't been tubing in forever! I love being on the lake though, any lake. Such a fun summer trip.

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

This looks like perfection!! Such beautiful water and you guys really look like you're having so much fun!!

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